Thursday, April 9, 2009

Purses with Purpose!

At the Etsy MaineTeam group meeting a few weeks ago I volunteered to decorate a plain wooden purse for Ronald McDonald House of Portand's Purses With Purpose fundraiser. The Fundraiser is this June, so mark your calendars!

"On Jun 4, 2009 11:30 am, the Portland Ronald McDonald House will be hosting its fourth annual 'fun-raiser': Purses with Purpose, etc. at the Woodlands Club in Falmouth. Nearly 350 people will bid on donated purses and accessories during the much-anticipated silent and live auction."

Here are some photos of my plain purse being transformed into a duct-tape wonder!

The plain purse...untouched by my crafty hands (well, ok, I did touch it...and stare at it for weeks trying to figure out what to do with it!)

I finally had some inspiration last night while at Jo-Ann Fabrics with a friend (Hi, April!). She talked me out of the pink tape...I guess I'm ok with that.

Here's the front...I had it plain purple for a while and then decided to try cutting out a wee little cupcake. And then I glued a vintage red glass cabochon on it for a cherry! No, if you know me, you know I don't go for the cherr-on-the-cupcake look...but YOU try cutting sprinkles out of duct tape!
The inside is the same bright blue as the cupcake "outline."

All done! Hooray!


  1. Love it Drea! It's so cute! And even without the pink, it's most def YOU!

  2. I love it! You did a good job, especially considering what you had to work with! :)